enlarged adrenal gland with cyst

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hi i have been diagnosed with a very large ovarian cyst and am in a lot of pain but during the ct i was told that my adrenal gland is enlarged and has a cyst/lesion on it, i have been referred to the urologists as i am also passing a lot of blood in my urine, any ideas what could be causing this, thanks in advance for reading this x


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    Just so you know that I have read your posting - however, I do not know what the cause of your cysts could be, or any cysts.  You're a very brave person to write about your illnesses and suffering.  Wishing you lots of strength and courage to be able to come through whatever treatment is in your future.  
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    Try and get your consultant to check for pheochromocytoma. Its rare but could be a possibility

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    Hi, perhaps a good idea to be referred to an endocrinologist if the adrenal gland is involved.  My left adrenal gland was enlarged and I ended up having it removed in may this year.  I'm on steroids until the right hand one is kick started back in to working properly but all went well.  Fingers crossed for you.
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    I don't wish to scare you but i would pursue this with your Doctor and please be persistent , It doesn't seem like weeks that i too after finding a tumour on my left adrenal was asking questions as it's a pretty unusual health problem the adrenal gland , My tumour was removed and it was malignant , I have since been diagnosed with Metastic adenocarcinoma lung cancer no idea of the stage yet , All this because of a slight and it was only a slight pain down my left hand side ,

    This applies to all please be persistent , Good Luck X 

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      Hi Eve.  I'm so sorry to read your comments.  I was one of the fortunate ones where the adrenal tumour turned out to be benign.  As you already know, to be malignant is extremely rare.  I had a slight pain down my left side around the region of my kidneys but didnt really think too much about it as I'm always aching somewhere!  I remember my sister's cancer specialist saying to her "cancer loves a healthy body but equally its far easier to kill off in a healthy body".  She had been to visit me for the weekend looking really healthy and fit, experiencing no problems at all apart from a small lump the size of a pea in her breast.  Two weeks later she had to have a radical mastectomy but five years on she is cancer free.  She puts it down to the fact that she was a fit person to start with.  She would also say be persistent to everyone if they suspect anything whatsoever.  Good luck with your treatment.  Let us know how you get on and big hugs over the airways. smile

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